To assess the impact of the training on everyday practice of the participants at least six months’ post training.
Results: A total of 73 trainees from six different courses responded to the survey. Majority (76.06%) of all respondents were from tertiary facilities. The survey revealed a positive influence on the clinical practice of participants, on prescription patterns, diagnostic approaches, and case findings in the community. A number of new concepts such as “Doctors as Leaders” were learned by the participants with over 80% of respondents desiring further trainings in leadership. Conclusion: The M-PACT courses had changed the knowledge base of the participants with more confident diagnosis, management and prescribing reported as a result. We suggest that this format for postgraduate teaching is important not only in West Africa, but throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Obinna O Oleribe1, Kathryn Kirby2, Olabisi Oladipo1,Maud Lemoine2, Mairi Mc Connochie2, Matthew Foster2, Jin Un Kim3*, Babatunde Salako4, Albert Akpalu5, M. Mourtalla Ka6, Peter Newman2, Sonny Kuku4, Bernard Nkum5, Abel Onunu4 and Simon D Taylor-Robinson
The Millennium Development Goal 6 Partnership for African Clinical Training (M-PACT) Clinical Course: A Six Months’ Post Training Impact Survey
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